The Makings of Modern Afghanistan

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2008 - History - 258 pages
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Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain’s imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the ‘Great Game’.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Power of Colonial Knowledge
11
The Myth of the Great Game
34
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B. D. HOPKINS  is currently research fellow at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, UK. He has also been a Fellow in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. His research and teaching interests include South Asian history, British imperialism, the history of Afghanistan and the Northwest Frontier.

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